JUNEAU, ALASKA – Professor Maynard Miller doesn't mince words. "This isn't a trip to Jamaica!" he growls. "This is an expedition!"
A collection of reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees featuring international news stories published by media outlets from around the world, as well as reporting original to the Pulitzer Center website.
Photos chronicling Pulitzer Center grantee Mvemba Phezo Dizolele's reporting in DRC.
(09-10) 04:00 PDT Ruhengeri, Rwanda -- The mud, at first, is brutal. It splashes your pants and sloshes down your socks and seems to fling itself at you from the thick bamboo forest. It suctions your boots as you strain up what shouldn't really be called a path, and mocks you for moving so slowly, especially compared to the Rwandan guides who seem to glide through the forest.
The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is established by the UNSC in monitoring the peace process among the various ethnic conflicts.
With the United States preoccupied by war, nuclear threats in the Middle East and an array of problems elsewhere, a quiet revolution is underway in East Asia as the region adjusts to the reemergence of a great power: China.
Kinshasa is Congo's capital and one of the country's largest cities.
Despite the presence of the world's largest peacekeeping mission, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains in the grip of civil war. The reason is clear. A flood of small arms and light weapons undermines the 17,000 United Nations troops' mandate to protect civilians.
Bukavu in a city located east of the DRC and the capital of the South Kivu province.
A series of photographs capturing the influence of cellular phones on the daily lives of people in DRC.
Mining is becoming a growing industry in DRC where many farmers are switching jobs to join the destructive industry.
Coltan mining continues to grow in the DRC. Coltan is commonly used in mobile phones, and the DRC counts for one of the world's largest coltan reserves.